Driver: Derek Groomer
Hometown: Bloomington, Indiana
DOB: April 17th, 1990
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 170lbs
Marital Status: Single
Division: UMP Open Wheel Modified
Years Racing: 20
Career Wins: 187
Chassis: Larry Shaw
Engine: Travis Kerns Race Engines
Team Owner: Richard & Teresa Groomer
Favorite Movie: Talladega Nights/Days of Thunder
Favorite Food: My Sister's Cheesy Potato Soup
Favorite Race Tracks: - Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, FL)
- Daytona International Speedway
(Daytona, FL)
Racing Hero: My Father, Richard, and Brother, Ralph
Most Memorable Moment: Lawrenceburg Speedway (Lawrenceburg, IN): Started 14th in the feature event, and then on the last lap, passed the leader to claim the victory by a car length.
Race Most Like To Win: DIRTCar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, FL)
Crew: Dad, Carry
Brief History:
Derek started racing at the age of 9 in Go-Karts. He won approximately 150 features in the Go-Karts, and some of his highlights in Go-Karts include being the West Boggs Park Champion, Indy Indoor Nationals Champion, Muncie Indoors Champion, Rumble In The Bluegrass Champion (Heavy and Lites), Burris Southern Tour Champion, and 2003 Indiana Dirt Track Champion.  At the age of 13 Groomer started driving in the Indiana Super Stock, and he was the Bloomington Speedway (Bloomington, Indiana) Rookie of the Year.  At the age of 14 he started driving an UMP Open Wheel Modified.  In 2006 he was the Fun Fest Champion as well as the odd and even feature winner.  In 2009 Groomer finished seventh in the Southwestern Regional Championship. In 2009 Derek finished 5th in the Lawrenceburg Speedway Modified Championship. Groomer has raced at various tracks across the country while enjoying considerable success.
Accomplishments:
- 2014 Ralph Latham Memorial Modified Winner at Florence Speedway (Union, KY)
- 2014 Three Modified Feature Wins at Bloomington Speedway (Bloomington, IN)
- 2014 Three Modified Feature Wins at Lincoln Park Speedway (Putnamville, IN)
- 2013 Two-time Bloomington Speedway (Bloomington, IN) Modified Feature Winner
- 2012 Lawrenceburg Speedway (Lawrenceburg, IN) Modified Feature Winner
- 2012 Jackson 100 Modified Winner, Brownstown Speedway (Brownstown, IN)
- 2011 Lucas Oil Ice Breaker Winner, Brownstown Speedway (Brownstown, IN) (30 Laps)
- 2011 Lawrenceburg Speedway (IN) Modified Budweiser Shootout Winner (25 laps)
- 2011 Brownstown Speedway (IN) Modified Winner ( 25 Laps)
- 2011 Lawrenceburg Speedway Modified Budweiser Shootout Winner (25 laps)
- 2011 Bluegrass Speedway (Bardstown, KY) Modified Feature Winner (25 laps)
- 2011 Lawrenceburg Christmas in July Feature Winner (25 laps)
- 2011 Lawrenceburg Speedway (Lawrenceburg, IN) Feature Winner (25 laps)
- 2011 Lawrenceburg Speedway (Lawrenceburg, IN) Monster Mod 30 winner (30 laps)
- 2011 Lawrenceburg Speedway (Lawrenceburg, IN) Feature Winner (25 laps)
- 2011 Lawrenceburg Speedway (Lawrenceburg, IN) Modified Track Champion
- 2011 Brush Creek (Pebblye, OH) Heritage Harley Davidson Feature Winner (58 laps)

Numerous Top 5 and Top 10 Finishes at Tracks Including:
Lincoln Park Speedway (Putnamville, IN)
Twin Cities Raceway Park (North Vernon, IN)
Florence Speedway (Union, KY)
Bloomington Speedway (Bloomington, IN)
Lawrenceburg Speedway ( Lawrenceburg, IN)
Brownstown Speedway (Brownstown, IN)
Bluegrass Speedway ( Bardstown, KY)
Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, OH)
Volusia Speedway (Barberville, FL)